Home accessories with a nautical flair.



Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor Decorating Store

For absolutely everything "Freshwater Decor" head to Anchor Cottage. Located in Uptown Suttons Bay Michigan, Anchor Cottage carries Pine Cone Hill bedding, Dash & Albert rugs, Emma Bridgwater tabletop, Crabtree & Evelyn bubble bath. Gifts and antiques with a nautical flair. We do special orders and shipping all over the United States. E-mail us at shop@anchorcottage.net. Can't wait to hear from you!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Very Peaceful Sunday

We changed beach location this week. The wind was coming off the water so we turned our backs to the east and faced, inland, west!

Looking across at our usual beach.

Can anyone guess where we landed?

Summer has been a little chilly. If you are someone like me, who loves to swim in the Great Lake, the great whirlpool,  water temperatures have been good but the land temps have been in the high sixties and low seventies. With a late start on summer and quite a few rain days, swimming has been slim this summer.

This coming Sunday we are taking our sweatshirts and rock shoes to try a new beach. Sandwiches and Fritos, something interesting to read and we will be ready to head out.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Captains Quarters

Navy, white and brass, makes me think, "nautical style".

A masculine look that the first mate would like.

This was a fun bed to put together.

Simple, fresh and fun!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

This Weeks Inspiration

Doesn't it look like Lake Michigan?
pinned from Shannon 8
shannon3 images; shannon fricke
Beautiful photography of light and balance.
shannon3 images; shannon fricke
The ruffle voile bed skirt is charming.
Does it look like a huge, old rudder for a headboard?
Find your Coastal Coffee Table Style
How easy was this nautical styling? Simple and so well done.
found on completely-coastal.com

Sunday is always a beach day. Blue sky, blue water, blue islands and sandy beaches.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Suttons Bay Sidewalk Sales

I am ready! 40 % off of anything on this table starting today!

We have Emma Bridgewater, bedding, rugs, candles, Sea Bags, and a whole lot more!

There is a 10' putting green/rug for 40% off...Christmas is coming!!

Pretty quiet, here in the village, this morning.

These sidewalks will be crawling come Friday morning.

Sort of our last hurrah for the season.

Then back to being "a crook in a road in a cow town".

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Coral & Chocolate Brown

This is the third Pine Cone Hill duvet and sham set that I have sold off this bed in a week!!

Normally I have to change out the bedding accessories when I sell parts of the bedding. As luck would have it, the chocolate and coral pillows, lamps and table decor have worked with all three duvets and shams.

Happy hump day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I Am A Classic At Heart

Cole & Son "Great Wave" wallpaper
Cole & Son "Great Wave" wallpaper.

Setting this as my desktop, I love how simply the wave is drawn. 
Found on bodieandfou.blogspot.com.

Steve and I in paradise.
Pinned from dumpaday.com.

Said the husband to the wife, how true.
Classic French fragrance No 5 Black Throw Pillow by Anniechovie.

I wear this scent everyday.
Found on magazine pierrefrey.com.

I want these fabrics layered in my home, somewhere!

Tuesday afternoon at Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Little Bit Of Everything!

Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor has a little bit of everything to decorate your cabin or cottage.

The Emma Bridgewater pottery is 25% off this week.

Kate Spade made her way into the store this summer, with signature pink, black and acrylic desk top accessories.

This pair, of nautical lamps, in a contemporary Lake Michigan home would be sharp.

We have so many fun and unique rugs in stock.

I love the soft coral in the rug and pillow.

Coral, chocolate brown and gold for added bling.

We even have accessories to decorate your boat.

These pillows can stay up on deck! There are made of polypropylene with poly inserts.

The "captain's" table.

Fun art for the knotty cedar walls in your cabin.

Porch pillows, heavy canvas with down feather stuffing, very cushy.

Come in, shop around and have some fun just browsing.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

On The Way To Empire

On the way to the Empire Bluff Trail we stopped at the darling Red Gate Farm. We bought flowers and strawberries, jam and granola. Then headed over to Inspiration Point. 
As we cruised our way through the tiny village we stopped at Sleeping Bear Gallery. Doesn't this bronze sculpture have good detail?

We climbed and we climbed, almost a mile up the path, to the top of the bluffs. South of the Sleeping Bear Dunes looking north out over Lake Michigan. The view is spectacular. 

All that climbing made us thirsty so we headed to Art's Tavern for a beer to wet our whistle and on the way over we did a double take! Jimmy's Pot Heads!! We thought that was hilarious. 
The day was rather misty in the distance so the breathtaking views were not as distinct as I would have liked. This view is all the way to Traverse City from central Leelanau County. It's a well kept secret, let me know if you can recognize it.

We made it home and grilled Cedar Hot Dogs and made samores. They were the best Cedar dogs I have ever had! Must have been the company.

I slept like a log that night.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

It's A Great Day

My sons from Brooklyn are here for a stay.

They came bearing gifts from far, far away....

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Mary T Project

Those of you that come into my shop have seen these baskets and paper beads for purchase.

Mary T first brought in these baskets, three seasons ago, to raise money for "Kids First" over in Uganda. The sale of the baskets and paper beads, made by the women of "Kids First", helps eliminate poverty and supports the education of their children.

The day Mary brought in this body of work, House Beautiful had similar baskets featured on page seventeen of the June issue!

Hung on the wall or stacked on your counter, these baskets are colorful and fun to use while helping mothers and children in need.

Thank you Mary.